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Percocet Addiction Treatment

Percocet is one of many highly abused legal, or prescription, drugs. If your loved one happens to take Percocet as part of her daily pain relief regimen as prescribed by her doctor, you should learn more about this highly addictive substance.

Percocet drug pills

What is Percocet?

It is a pain relief drug that is composed of the following:

  • Acetaminophen, which relieves pain and reduces fever. It is also found in Tylenol.
  • Oxycodone, a narcotic pain reliever or opiate that closely resembles the effects of morphine and heroin. It has a huge effect on your brain and central nervous system, causing an altered and diminished perception of pain.

It affects your body’s opioid receptors, initiating a series of chemical responses that result too:

  • A dramatic change in how you perceive pain.
  • A release of dopamine in major areas of the brain, thus making you experience pleasure and positive motivation.

On the streets, Percocet goes by many names:

  • Perks
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Percs

Taking a large dose of Percocet is said to elicit almost the same “high” with heroin. The feelings include:

  • Euphoric
  • Calm and relaxed
  • A heightened sense of pleasure

On the other hand, it also carries so much more detrimental aftereffects. Therefore, immediate Percocet treatment in problem users is a must.

The Dangers of Percocet

Although this prescription drug is misconceived as a “safer alternative” to the ‘high’ offered by illegal substances, it is actually far from safe. In fact, it is not at all different from other street drugs, and can also get you hooked and addicted.

“Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance; you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.”
– Susan Cheever

You should start suspecting abuse when the following red flags go up:

  • She displays feeling confused.
  • She feels sleepy, light-headed and breathes too slowly.
  • She is sweaty, feels dizzy and vomits.
  • She suffers from regular bouts of headaches and constipation, her mouth is dry and her pupils are abnormally constricted.

If you happen to observe these early warning signs of Percocet abuse in your loved one, it is imperative that you contact New Creation Treatment immediately and let her undergo Percocet addiction treatment before it’s too late. Otherwise, long-term abuse will lead to an increased tolerance, which consequently develops into addiction.

Aside from these physical symptoms, other signs that pertain to abuse of the drug include the following:

  • You notice that your loved one regularly takes more than the actual amount or frequency prescribed by her doctor.
  • She starts using alternative methods of intake. For example, the prescription may be in tablet form, but she crushes, chews, snorts, or injects it instead.

As an opiate drug, Percocet displays a diminished effect over time and the user’s tolerance is thus increased. In the long run, this leads to abuse for want of achieving the same effect as experienced in the first few weeks.

If your loved one displays any of the physical symptoms and behaviors mentioned above, the time is now to contact us ASAP to cut her habit short and save her life. New Creation Treatment is a women-only rehab facility that offers Christian treatment for Percocet addiction.

We understand how challenging it can be for women to have to face the agonizing symptoms of withdrawal. Thus, we have specially designed our Percocet treatment program to have a more sensitive approach to Percocet withdrawal treatment, keeping in mind the unique needs and sensitivities of women.

“No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.”
– Patrick J. Kennedy